Memories of Misty Museum

Chincoteague Island gained national fame in 1961 when Twentieth Century Fox premiered the movie “Misty of Chincoteague”. The movie was based on author Marguerite Henry's award-winning children's book Misty of Chincoteague, published in 1947. The book and movie helped to forever transition Chincoteague Island from a small fishing village into a world-class tourist destination.

Come in and see our large collection of Misty memorabilia. We have lots of memorabilia from the life and times of Misty, along with some wagons and other fun stuff to see!

The Memories of Misty Museum includes:

  • 30 minute documentary on Chincoteague and the Chincoteague Ponies.
  • Large collection of Misty memorabilia, featuring Marguerite Henry and Wesley Dennis, and Misty herself.
  • Live Misty family ponies to see.
  • Vintage photographs of Misty, Stormy, and making of the movie 'Misty'.
  • Display of antique carriages and carts.
  • Collection of all the books written by Marguerite Henry.
  • Original artwork of Wesley Dennis.
  • Chincoteague Pony Drill Team video.
  • Misty's family tree.
  • A children's corner with saddles, rocking horses, and coloring table.
  • How to measure horses and ponies.
  • Sixty foot, round arena used for riding lessons and shows.
  • Vintage Misty Breyer horse models.
  • Rare Misty movie posters and theatre cards.

For more information or questions, email us at or call us at 757-336-2776.